India eased to a 6-wicket win with as many as 46 balls to spare in the 4th ODI at Colombo. With this effort, India has captured the Series as well with an unassailable lead of 3-1 with one more match to come.
The Sri Lankan Cricket Board has come up with a ban on the noisy horns that are brought into the match venue by few spectators. The ban will be immediately implemented from tomorrow’s 4th ODI between Sri Lanka and India at Colombo.
Sri Lanka are under tremendous pressure as they are in a must-win situation in tomorrow’s 4th ODI to save the Series from going India’s way. The visitors following a thrilling victory in the 3rd ODI have an unassailable lead of 2-1.
The see-saw India-Sri Lanka series moves into the fourth ODI at Colombo, with India having the clear advantage with two matches to go. The task for Lanka is tough but pretty clear at the same time – they have to win both their matches to clinch the series.
Sri Lanka received a huge blow during the 3rd ODI at Colombo when its in-form batsman Kumar Sangakkara sustained a finger injury. Sangakkara during the course of his knock of 73 was hit on the knuckles while ducking under a short and rising delivery from speedster Ashok Dinda.
With the series tied 1-1, both teams would be keen to snatch away the advantage by clinching the third ODI to be played at the Premadasa Stadium at Colombo. Whoever wins Saturday’s clash will become the favourite to claim the series since rarely do teams come back from a 2-1 deficit in a five-match ODI series.
Left arm spinner Pragyan Ojha was taken to a hospital after being struck on his neck while batting on Thursday. Ojha who underwent a scan was released from the hospital with the injury blow only being a minor one.